Friday, June 10, 2016

High Waist Floral Skirt with Front Slits.

This skirt was inspired by a skirt I saw while perusing Instagram one day.  I don't really wear many skirts and definitely not maxis.  I have a few knit ones that I wear from time to time.  It was self drafted.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Color Me Pretty: Simplicity 1161

This top was a really quick and easy top to make.  I wanted something cute to wear with leggings for an outing.  I purchased this fabric at Joann's months ago as usual it sat in my stash with no particular idea in mind. 

After looking through my pattern and trying to figure out what I could make, I came across this pattern.  I thought it be very playful with this multicolored fabric.  Though the cover photo on the pattern to me was not impressive at all, I did have a vision in mind.   Simplicity 1161, was awesome for this particular fabric.  The way it flows,and the colors just came together effortlessly.  

I could definitely see several of these in my summer wardrobe, especially a black or light blue eyelet fabric.  I would love to make one longer, maybe even as a maxi in a very nice soft knit fabric. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.   What do you think?

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Ultimate Swim Suit Cover Up.

I just really love how this swim suit cover up came out.   I made it for a young lady who sent me an inspiration picture of what she wanted.  The colors are so vibrant and lovely.  I self drafted this by draping on the mannequin.  I would love to make a couple more for myself, because I was really please at how it came out.  Hope you like it too.

Here is the inspiration photo that was provided to me:


Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Matron of Honor: McCalls 7047

My very dear friend, asked me to make a very special dress for her.  The occasion was her best friend and cousin's wedding.  She was tasked to be the Matron of Honor.  And of course it was my honor to make her a very special gown.  We looked at several designs and when I showed her this particular pattern  McCalls 7047 she fell in love.  

This pattern has so many options to find a design that fits.  I made a few modifications to her liking and she was ecstatic with the outcome.

Modifications:  Instead of the draped look she wanted a cowl back to show off a little skin and I added a removal insert/dickie to accommodate that, and extended the peplum in the back for more drama and coverage.

Now there is a little side story to this particular sewing project.  I actually made to fully functional gowns.  The first gown I made had glitter in the fabric, which was a disaster and left black glitter all of her body that was very difficult to remove, even after the fabric had been washed several times. Thank God I started this project about a week in advance, because we had time to go find more fabric which we did.  A very beautiful flowy sequin that came out lovely.

Happy Sewing!